NEWTOWN, Conn. (CBS Connecticut/AP) — Newtown’s school superintendent is advising parents to limit their children’s exposure to media coverage of the report on the investigation of the Sandy Hook shootings that killed 20 children and six educators last December.
In a letter sent Wednesday, Superintendent John Reed told parents he wants to give them time to think about how they may shield children from details of the report.
“I wanted you to have time to think about steps you choose to take to limit media exposure,” Reed wrote, according to The News-Times. “Depending on the age of your child or children, I think it is advisable to carefully consider what you want them to see, hear or read.”
He said he’s been informed the report will be released on Monday. A spokesman for the chief state’s attorney’s office would not confirm the release date, saying it will be at a time to be announced.
One family member believes the report will give notoriety to gunman Adam Lanza.
“My one real concern is that there is going to be a lot of information in the report about the shooter that has yet to be officially released,” a family member told The News-Times. “That’s going to get him a lot of attention as people scrutinize all those details. It’s giving him exactly what he wanted, the notoriety he’s looking for.”
In the letter posted by The News-Times on its website, Reed encouraged parents to reach out to school administrators, counselors, psychologists and social workers to allay concerns about their children’s emotional health.
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